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GOOGLE MAPS IN EDUCATION

Creating, Collaborating and Sourcing

CREATING A MAP
Annotated screenshot of how to create a Google Map (classic style)

MATHS MAPS
a website developed by Tom Barrett

MATH MAPS EXAMPLES
Can be student or teacher created Individually or Collaboratively Responses could be pinned to Maps Any part of Maths Curriculum

http://www.googlelittrips.com/GoogleLit/Home.html

Bring stories to life by mapping the journeys taken in books Place characters in the locations stories take place in Students and teachers can make their own

GOOGLE LIT TRIPS

MEOGRAPH.COM
Story telling through Google map locations, images and videos, text, narration, hyperlinks and timelines

HISTORYPIN.COM
Online collaborative community pinning historical photos to a Google Map near you!

http://myreadingmapped.blogspot.com.au

MYREADINGMAPPED
Google Map based Historical documentaries Students could make these to really immerse themselves in history

http://www.davidrumsey.com

DAVID RUMSEY MAPS
overlays historical maps onto Google Maps Inspire students to create own maps linked to historical maps

OTHER IDEAS?
Students create Carmen San Diego Style geography adventures Map Bible locations in RE classes Holiday journals Excursion maps Tourism Maps Locating Important Geological features Guinness Records maps Locations based Artworks News stories of the year by location

BENEFITS?
Collaboration allows for shared workload, feedback and verfication 24/7 access to content linked to real life contexts More active participation Huge repository of information Shared responsibilities for teacher and student to provide content Authentic online audience Build your own interactive curriculum rather than relying on static textbook content